Rice University offers several research internships for teachers in the fields of nanotechnology and computer science. Click here to see a list of past RET interns and the names of their research posters!
Teachers from the Greater Houston Area are eligible to apply for all three of the RET internships below! Please submit a separate application for each internship you are interested in. Teachers from the Greater El Paso, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and New Haven, CT areas are eligible to apply for the NEWT RET internship.
- Nanotechonology (Nano RET)
Nanotechnology Research Experience for Teachers is a year-long program for Greater Houston Area teachers. The program includes a 6-week internship in a nanotechnology research laboratory at Rice University, seminars, presentations based on research done at Rice, and school year workshops.
- Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT RET)
NEWT Research Experience for Teachers is a year-long program for teachers in the Houston, TX; El Paso, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and New Haven, CT areas. The program includes a 6-week internship in a nanotechnology research laboratory focused on water treatment. Selected participants will work in laboratories doing research on water treatment at Rice University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Arizona State University, or Yale University depending on their area. The internship includes a 6-week internship in one of these labs, lesson planning, and travel to Houston, TX to present at a symposium.
- Summer Web-Based Institute for Technologies in CompSci and Healthcare (SWITCH)
The Summer Web-Based Institute for Technologies in CompSci and Healthcare (SWITCH) program is a free 5-week summer research program for computer science, technology, and programming teachers. The program includes virtual networking, participation in university research, presentations based on the research done at Rice University, and lesson development.